- The Latest: Mississippi River oil spill not affecting port Updated: Sep-03-15 5:46 pm
COLUMBUS, Kentucky - The latest on the oil spill along the Mississippi River that caused a section of the waterway to be shut down (all times local):
- Settlement over decade-old Gulf oil leak filed in court Updated: Sep-03-15 5:40 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Environmental groups have signed a settlement agreement to resolve their lawsuit against a New Orleans company that has failed to end a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.
- Oklahoma treasurer: Revenue collections continue to slide Updated: Sep-03-15 5:19 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - State finance officials say overall collections to the state treasury declined again last month, driven mostly by lower collections from oil and natural gas production taxes.
- Enbridge agrees to keep heavy crude out of Michigan pipeline Updated: Sep-03-15 5:19 pm
MACKINAW CITY, Michigan - A company that ships oil through the Great Lakes pledged Thursday to keep heavy crude out of a pipeline in northern Michigan.
- Federal regulators back keeping Colorado coal mine open Updated: Sep-03-15 5:19 pm
DENVER - Federal regulators have recommended that a northwestern Colorado coal mine threatened with closure partly over its impact on global warming remain open.
- Repsol settles with EPA over Alaska spill Updated: Sep-03-15 5:17 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The American subsidiary of a Spanish oil company will pay just over $30,000 after a 2013 spill on Alaska's North Slope.
- SMEPA will buy power from second Lamar County solar site Updated: Sep-03-15 5:14 pm
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - Origis Energy will build an additional 52 megawatts of solar energy capacity in Sumrall, selling the electricity produced there to South Mississippi Electric Power Association.
- Part of Mississippi River closes; 2 boats collide, spill oil Updated: Sep-03-15 5:04 pm
COLUMBUS, Kentucky - Part of the Mississippi River was closed as crews investigated and cleaned up an oil spill caused by the collision of two tow boats, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday.
- Governor urges nuke plant owners to address federal concerns Updated: Sep-03-15 4:54 pm
BOSTON - One day after federal regulators said they were stepping up oversight of Massachusetts' only nuclear power plant, Gov. Charlie Baker called on owners of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station to take "corrective actions" considering its series of unplanned shutdowns over recent years.
- Residents of Hill Country town upset about wind farm plan Updated: Sep-03-15 4:29 pm
MASON, Texas - They first started appearing in West Texas, where the wind howls through oil rigs. Then it was the Panhandle, and small towns along I-20, like Sweetwater, where cattle farms have given way to giant, white spinning blades.
- Gasoline prices in Arizona at $2.54 per gallon Updated: Sep-03-15 4:16 pm
PHOENIX - Gasoline prices around Arizona are at their lowest level heading into the Labor Day holiday weekend in more than a decade.
- BP seeks to get back some Gulf oil spill business payouts Updated: Sep-03-15 3:58 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Attorneys for BP told a federal appeals court Thursday that the company should be able to get back some of the money it paid in economic damage claims to businesses and individuals under a settlement arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
- Dominion to no longer bill for some charitable donations Updated: Sep-03-15 2:40 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Dominion Resources Inc. will no longer add the cost of some charitable donations to customers' electric bills.
- Labor Day drivers to enjoy lowest gasoline prices since 2004 Updated: Sep-03-15 1:52 pm
NEW YORK - It has been more than a decade since U.S. drivers paid so little to fuel up for that last road trip of summer.
- European Central Bank ready to give eurozone more stimulus Updated: Sep-03-15 1:00 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany - The European Central Bank is ready to give the eurozone economy a bigger dose of stimulus if turmoil in China and weaker global growth hurt its modest recovery, President Mario Draghi said Thursday.
- Advisory panel hears public input on drilling lease Updated: Sep-03-15 12:59 pm
HELENA, Montana - An advisory panel is considering proposed oil and gas drilling on land near Glacier National Park that is sacred to Native Americans, and heard public input ahead of its recommendation.
- Potential jurors asked about opinions of ex-Massey CEO Updated: Sep-03-15 11:52 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A questionnaire distributed to potential jurors in the criminal case against former Massey Energy Chief Executive Officer Donald Blankenship asks whether they know anyone who has been injured or killed in a mine.
- Feds investigate radiation exposure at Idaho nuclear plant Updated: Sep-03-15 11:28 am
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is investigating a recent incident at a plant that manufactures radioactive products in Idaho Falls.
- Correction: Switching Power story Updated: Sep-03-15 10:38 am
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Nebraska - In a story Sept. 2 about South Sioux City switching electricity utilities, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Nebraska Public Power District spokesman Mark Becker said the city's rate would have increased by 0.6 percent annually under the terms of a new wholesale contract with the utility. That increase only would have pertained to 2016, not future years of the contract.
- NY cities update emergency plans to deal with oil trains Updated: Sep-03-15 9:46 am
ALBANY, New York - Three years after the Port of Albany became a major hub for rail and barge shipments of highly flammable crude oil from North Dakota, emergency management officials are still grappling with training and response plans to deal with a potential disaster like the devastating derailment and explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec two summers ago.
- The Latest: ECB's Draghi says inflation target must stand Updated: Sep-03-15 9:22 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - The latest on the European economy as the European Central Bank meets to discuss its monetary policy (all times local):
- State economist says ConocoPhillips layoffs have broad reach Updated: Sep-03-15 7:42 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - In wake of the announcement by energy company ConocoPhillips that it may cut about 120 jobs in Alaska, a state economist said the damage could have been worse.
- W.Va. hiking trail closed for weather-related repairs Updated: Sep-03-15 3:17 am
GLEN JEAN, West Virginia - The National Park Service has closed a portion of a hiking trail in southern West Virginia due to an unstable slope.
- Big cities scramble to be prepared for an oil train disaster Updated: Sep-03-15 2:28 am
PHILADELPHIA - They rumble past schools, homes and businesses in dozens of cities around the country - 100-car trains loaded with crude oil from the Upper Midwest.
- New Jersey guards information on oil trains in state Updated: Sep-03-15 1:31 am
Trains carry highly flammable Bakken crude oil from the Upper Midwest into New Jersey regularly - much of it headed to refineries in Linden and Paulsboro.